Al Horford leads the way for Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta 101, Charlotte 91

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 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Atlanta center Al Horford dunks during the win in Charlotte on Friday night.  BOB LEVERONE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Atlanta center Al Horford dunks during the win in Charlotte on Friday night.

Horford was 13 of 17 from the field. Kyle Korver hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for Atlanta. Jeff Teague added 13 points and 12 assists, and Josh Smith had 10 points and eight assists.

GRIZZLIES 106, LAKERS 98

In Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay scored 21 points, and Memphis defeated Los Angeles to take back the NBA’s best record once again.

ROCKETS 131, KNICKS 103

In Houston, James Harden scored 33 points, and Chandler Parsons had a career-high 31 to lead Houston past New York.

NETS 86, CLIPPERS 76

In New York, Brook Lopez had 26 points, including consecutive baskets during the game’s decisive stretch, and Brooklyn shut down Los Angeles late in a victory.

CELTICS 108, THUNDER 100

In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and the Celtics snapped a two-game losing streak.

SPURS 104, PACERS 97

In Indianapolis, Tony Parker scored 33 points and San Antonio erased a 17-point deficit on its way to a win over Indiana.

MAGIC 108, CAVALIERS 104

In Orlando, Fla., Jameer Nelson had 22 points, Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Orlando rallied to beat Cleveland.

PISTONS 91, RAPTORS 90

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight converted a layup with 7.8 seconds left to lift Detroit.


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